A former TV star’s teenage son charged with homicide after allegedly stabbing a 17-year-old to dying claims he was defending himself whereas being ‘carjacked’.
Jaden Martinovich, 18, allegedly plunged a knife into the center of the 17-year-old in a botched drug deal in North Perth on August 27.
Mr Martinovich, whose mom is former Aerobics Oz Model star Kelly Martinovich, noticed the cost towards him upgraded to homicide after the 17-year-old died on Friday.
Showing in courtroom on Saturday, Mr Martinovich didn’t enter a plea however, by way of his lawyer, insisted he had been appearing in self-defence throughout an tried carjacking.
His mom, described as ‘Australia’s main private coach’, burst into tears when her son was led away, although she did elevate her fist in solidarity with him a number of instances.
Police say dashcam footage captured in from Mr Martinovich’s automotive after the stabbing recorded him allegedly saying: ‘I will sleep like a child tonight realizing I’ve plunged a knife into some c…’s important organs’.
‘That is superior, love doing that.’
Jaden Martinovich (left) along with his mom Kelly (proper), who supported her son in courtroom final week. Ms Martinovich is a Nineteen Eighties and 90s aerobics star who featured on the tv present Aerobics Oz Model
Prosecutors allege that police have dashcam audio from Martinovich’s automotive on the night time of the alleged incident have been he’s accused of shopping for a bag of sea salt beneath the pretense it was the drug meth (pictured, left, along with his mom Kelly)
Mr Martinovich was remanded in custody on Saturday and can reappear in courtroom later this month.
Initially, he was charged with inflicting grievous bodily hurt to the 17-year-old boy however that cost was upgraded to homicide after the boy’s passing.
Prosecutors allege that police have dashcam audio from Martinovich’s automotive on the night time of the alleged incident have been he’s accused of shopping for a bag of sea salt beneath the pretence it was the drug meth, The West Australian reported.
Martinovich had allegedly organized a drug cope with the sufferer on social media earlier than driving to a parking lot close to Bourke St together with two teen associates.
Police prosecutors will allege after a brief dialog the sufferer received in his automotive and drove away whereas his two associates have been nonetheless inside.
Martinovich allegedly then chased the automotive down, opened the motive force’s door, and advised the sufferer ‘get out, I’ve a knife’.
He’s then alleged to have stabbed the 17-year-old within the coronary heart.
His mom is a Nineteen Eighties and 90s aerobics star who featured on the favored tv present Aerobics Oz Model which ran for greater than 6,000 episodes on Channel 10 for 23 years till 2005.
It’s not prompt Mrs Martinovich is in any method linked to the alleged crime.
Martinovich, 18, had beforehand been charged with inflicting grievous bodily hurt to the 17-year-old boy after an incident on Bourke St in North Perth about 9.30pm on August 27 however the cost has now been upgraded to homicide
Martinovich was granted strict bail with $25,000 posted for bail and a surety of $100,000 after a courtroom look final week
Ms Martinovich was in Perth Magistrates Courtroom final week to assist her son with the teenager’s father Levi
Mrs Martinovich and husband Levi Martinovich refused to talk with the press once they left the courtroom to a ready SUV.
Mr Martinovich had been granted bail on Wednesday, earlier than his grievous bodily hurt cost was upgraded to homicide, after paying a $25,000 bond and his dad and mom paid $100,000 surety.
Heartbroken household buddies of the sufferer, who can’t be named for authorized causes, paid tribute to him after his dying.
‘My little brother you have grown wings at this time and confirmed us nothing is without end we’ll all miss you until the top of time you was and nonetheless is such an vital particular person in everybody’s life,’ one wrote on social media.
‘God has chosen you to be (an) angle to take care of all of your brothers and sisters and I am sorry it occurred this manner however you may be missed by everybody you left such (an) influence on everybody you met.’